Dark traffic signals, traffic and more across Fayette Co.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Power outages and surges are hitting Fayette County Wednesday morning, causing dark signals and traffic back-ups.
As of 9 a.m., about 5,500 people are without power across the county.
Traffic signals are dark due to those outages on Man o War Boulevard at Alumni Drive, Easthills Drive, Mapleleaf Drive and Darby Creek Drive. Signals are also dark on Athens Boonesboro Road at I-75.
Some signals are being aided with auxiliary power, so they may be operational soon.
The loss of signals is causing traffic delays, and some crashes have also impacted traffic.
Also as of 9 a.m., an injury crash was reported at Tates Creek Road at Old Mount Tabor Road where one vehicle is on its side. All inbound lanes are closed on Nicholasville Road at Toronto Road. A non-injury crash is reported on East High Street at Clay Avenue as well.
Across Kentucky, there are a total of 8,000 power outages — 400 in Casey, 500 in Pulaski, 300 in Wayne, 100 in Pike, 200 in Leslie and 300 in Harlan counties.
Kentucky Utilities is currently out investigating power surges and fluctuations. If you see smoke or sparking outlets in your house, immediately turn the power off at the breaker box/electrical panel. Then, call 911 to report the issues, KU said.
Use caution driving today and treat intersections as four-way stops.
This is a developing story and will be updated